The Wayzgoose

It’s the 40th anniversary of the Wayzgoose Book Arts Fair!!

Wayzgoose started in 1979 as a small gathering of friends and colleagues that attracted about 300 visitors; since then it has grown into an eagerly awaited annual event with visitors from across Canada, as well as many international visitors.

The 40th Annual Wayzgoose Book Arts Fair will bring together a fascinating group of private press printers, bookbinders, print makers, paper marblers and other artisans to celebrate the art of the hand-made books – presenting their work to the public, renewing connections with colleagues, and sharing their expertise with the next generation of artists and artisans.

**NEW THIS YEAR**  We have invited ten artisans to present a series of interactive demonstrations, which include: papermaking, hand setting type, letterpress printing, book binding, paper marbling and more!

Sound like fun?  One day only – don’t miss it!!

When: Saturday April 28, 2018. 9am – 5pm
Where:  Grimsby Public Art Gallery, 18 Carnegie Lane, Grimsby, Ontario

For more information, please go here.

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Spending the day with other Wayzgeese!

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Today I’m in Grimsby celebrating my craft with other like-minded folks and selling my wares at the Wayzgoose.  If you’re looking for a scenic day trip, an escape from the city or just something crafty and inspiration to do, head over to the Grimsby Public Art Gallery.

When: Saturday April 25, 9am – 5pm
Where: Grimsby Public Art Gallery, 18 Carnegie Lane, Grimsby Ontario.

For more information about the show and the gallery, check out their website here.

The Wayzgoose Annual Book Arts Fair

Day 195/365

It’s the best time of the year; time for the Wayzgoose!!  I’m not even going to try and hide the fact that this is my most favourite show of the year, anyone who’s attended will understand.11017211_821195567958006_3693839125684605134_o

This is an annual gathering of bookbinders, book artists, papermakers, printmakers, paper marblers, and anyone who makes things to do with these things.  We all get together for the day to show our work, engage in shop talk and be inspired!  It’s the best.

Traditionally a Wayzgoose is a feast held by a printing house for it’s employees.  Today the Wayzgoose is a day-long fair, plus a gorgeous letterpress printed poster (like the one above by Graven Feather, of course!).  And it’s also when the Wayzgoose anthology comes out, which is bound in a limited edition of 115 copies each year, with signatures from the vendors of the fair and local printmakers.  Like I said, it’s pretty incredible!  Check it out if you can, details below.

When:  Saturday April 25, 9am – 5pm
Where: Grimsby Public Art Gallery, 18 Carnegie Lane, Grimsby, Ontario.

For more information, please visit the gallery’s site here.